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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule for the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and other changes to Part B reimbursement policies, including proposals for the Quality Payment Program. The estimated overall impact of the rule for both the hematology/oncology and radiation oncology specialties is 0%. However, the actual impact on practices will depend on the mix of services the practice provides. ASCO is still assessing the rule and will provide more information as it becomes available.
On November 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule for the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and other changes to Medicare Part B reimbursement policies, including proposals related to the Quality Payment Program (QPP).
On November 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule for reimbursement under the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) in 2020. ASCO is still analyzing the rule and will provide in-depth analysis for members as soon as possible.
In a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), ASCO President Howard A.
If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2018, your performance feedback, which includes your MIPS final score and payment adjustment factor(s), are now available for review on the Quality Payment Program website. The MIPS payment adjustment you will receive in 2020 is based on your final score. A positive, negative, or neutral payment adjustment will be applied to the Medicare paid amount for covered professional services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in 2020.
On behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a user research firm is looking for volunteers to provide feedback on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) specific to the PY2019 preliminary scoring feedback experience. This research study is scheduled from September 18-27, 2019.
The Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services (HSS) declared a Public Health Emergency (PHE) in the states of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina as well as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The HHS Secretary authorized waivers and modifications under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing blanket waivers consistent with those issued for past PHE declarations. These waivers prevent gaps in access to care for beneficiaries impacted by the disasters/emergency.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recently posted new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) resources to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library: